Caring for an aged family member can be very overwhelming at times, especially after surgery. At Newport Home Care, our team members are extensively trained to make your loved one’s post-operation recovery easier.
Recovering from surgery can be challenging for patients and their loved ones, both physically and mentally. To ensure a smooth healing process after an invasive procedure, older adults will need extensive professional care.
Professional post-operative care is essential for preventing infections, proper re-dressing of wounds, and attending follow-ups with doctors. Also, professional caregivers can observe and handle any possible complications that may arise over time after the surgery.
If you have a senior loved one at your home, who has been through a major surgery recently, it is crucial to take care of them mentally, emotionally, and physically.
As far as mental support is considered, it would be best to let them take things slowly. However, make sure they remain mentally active during the entire recovery process. This is because once your loved one has undergone surgery, they might feel foggy and stiff, which means they may be confused even if there are no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
It is also essential to be emotionally supportive. This is because physical impairments after the surgery may cause seniors a certain amount of frustration, leading them to emotionally stimulated highs and lows. Make sure to be patient and understanding during this time and toempathize and encourage them during recovery.
Also, make sure you remain physically supportive throughout the entire recovery period. This is because, after surgery, your loved one may find their day-to-day activities more challenging and may need your assistance in performing them.
If you plan things, recovery at home can be smoother for your loved one. Always ask your doctor what your loved one won't be able to do in the first few days while healing up. This would help you to prepare their living space in such a way that it is more patient-friendly.
Whether you need to make changes to your house depends on what kind of operation your loved one has been through. For example, if it's a complicated joint replacement or stomach surgery, you might need to make some changes to your house. Also, you cannot expect your loved ones to climb the stairs immediately after surgery. So, pleaselet them sleep on the lower floor if possible.
As far as the pantry is concerned, it’s good to stock it up before the surgery. Your doctor will tell you if your loved one needs any particular diet after the surgery. In such a case, make sure you have all the necessary items in your pantry.
Also, note that certain surgeries need special equipment for your loved one once it’s over, such as oxygen tanks, shower seats, elevated toilets, supplies to care for your wound, etc.
Before your loved one returns from the surgery, sanitize the house to ensure a clean and clutter-free recovery area. Pay special attention to bathrooms, kitchens, staircases, and high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, handles, railings, keyboards, etc. Also, take all aftercare precautions as advised by your doctor. This will ensure a speedy recovery and reduce the chances of any infection.
At Newport Home Care, we understand how anxious and worried you would be after your loved one has just undergone a major surgery.However, irrespective of your best intentions, family members may not always be available or able to provide the level of post-surgery care required to their loved ones. So, to get the best results from post-operative care at home, choosing to hire professional caregivers is a good option.Here are some advantages of professional caregiving services for post-surgery care:
A personalized support plan for each patient, which allows them to take control of their routine and recover successfully.
Expert caregivers not only give post-operative support, but they also help with routine personal care.
Besides performing wound care, dressing, and bathing the patient, professional caregivers also help with household chores and meal preparation.
Professional home care services also offer companionship and emotional support to the senior patient recovering from surgery.
Our experienced and friendly team members will explain all aspects of post-operative care and provide you with impartial and quality advice. Some of our post-surgery care services include:
Complete assessment of the patient condition before the care starts
Specialist support assistants who are trained in post-operative care
Personalized attention and support to each individual
Night care with a part-time or a full-time live-in caregiver
Round the clock specialist assistance
Support for patients to return to social activities they enjoyed before the surgery
Are you looking for good quality and affordable home care solutions at Newport Beach? Contact our team at Newport Home Care to get reasonably priced, high-quality home care services personalized to your requirements.